Highly addictive , Highly frustrating
While I love this game for the simplicity and challenges, I’ve also grown a deep hatred for it. For starters, 5 long tiles? C’mon now... I have had certain games where I’m on fire till my next set of moves require a 2x 5 long tile, 4 long diagonal tile and completely just slaps my ego to the ground and constantly stomps it to the ground with its size 24 boot. I wish we were given the option to rotate or maybe just re-roll a new set of tiles (Please don’t add this as an in game purchase-able refill type option). I love this game and think its awesome through & through, but it’s just so frustrating when i know my move sets are perfect but get hit with such obscurely difficult tiles. Anyways, hope to see some updates soon cause this game is great. Hate to see another phone shaped hole in my wall because of the inability to change the outcome of such a great round ruined by that obnoxious 5 long, 4 diagonal, C/U (Backward/upsidedown) shaped tiles.
Random or pre-determined?
I downloaded this game because it looked like an interesting and challenging puzzle game. While those things did seem to be true at first, it seems as if the tiles you receive are not random as the developers state. When I first started playing, I was able to achieve multiple games with scores over 1000. Now, I can not even come close to achieving that. It would be blasphemous to assume that my strategy/skill at the game has decreased, so what exactly is the reason for this? While it could be purely coincidence, I would bet that the developers purposefully created the game in such a manner that makes it essentially impossible to top a player’s high score. I have come to this conclusion through not only my experience, but the experience of other reviewers. By intentionally making the game more, players will play the game increasingly more in order to beat their high score. The more people play, the more ad revenue the creators collect. While I cannot be certain in my assumption, I am confident that this is the case. It seems unethical and, quite frankly, pathetic. The concept of this game is awesome, and I commend the developers for that. However, I refuse to overlook this stain on what is an otherwise very-well created game. I would love to hear back from the developers about the perceived randomness of this game.
Game has changed
This had been my favorite game for a long while. Recently it was changed to higher goals and much harder games. In the past, it was a fun wake-up challenge for the day and exercised the brain to start the day off in a positive way. Recently it has become more difficult and is now an exercise of frustration. I understand there might be players that want an extra challenge but could you not have kept your game as is and developed challenging sidebars instead??? You are losing me as an avid player. As for your days-long tournaments, they are much too long to hold interest - perhaps a one day tournament would be more fun???? It is almost as though someone entirely different is running this app, or a new philosophy has arisen. Please, scale it back to old times. Your fun app has suddenly taken a dive and I no longer look forward to it with my first cup of coffee.
JUST CHECKED - I won a daily award trophy for 11 months in a row and just this week have had 2 days of puzzles that I cannot finish. That is not a coincidence - this is not a change in my mental aptitude - it is a way that the developers have changed the game, and I just reduced your review stars to one. I am not pleased with this change. Will someone at easy brain please give me an honest evaluation of what happened?
By Pinched Penny
August 2020: Been playing consistently now for awhile and have decided to change my rating from a 5 to a 2. There have been no significant updates for a long time. Nothing that adds to the game play or makes things more enjoyable. The bug mentioned previously had been fixed back in April but I held out hope for a sort of endless version. Now that it is August and the version history has been mostly performance updates, I’ve given up hope for any additions for game play.
A real shame as I think there is potential to make this game better and more fun.
Old review: Been playing for a few months now. It’s my go to zen game. Feb 14 though I was surprised to be hit with a “bug” that has made my enjoyment of the game increase over 9000. Instead of the game ending at 500 points, it allowed me to keep going. And going. And going. I got up to 9000 points and felt really satisfied with that. My normal highest is only 2900 something. Which I know isn’t very high, so this made me feel great! Please make this a mode or something. I go back to this day just so I can keep playing this “mode”. I think I’ll cry if it’s fixed or something. Please, please, please keep it!!!
This is literally my favorite game and I play it for hours on a daily basis because it's really relaxing and just kind of mindless enough that I can play and watch TV at the same time or just relax in bed. That being said, while I do enjoy the new updates I also hope that they decide to make separate modes because recently a ton of new puzzle pieces were added and while it's nice because it adds another challenge it's also a problem /because/ it adds challenge. I preferred it when the blocks were simpler and I didn't have to watch out for like a million combinations. Now there's so many shapes that my board fills up too quickly and the game ends too soon.
I'm not saying that the new pieces should be removed completely, but I think they should add modes based on difficulty so people like me can play more casually. Over all it's a great game though and I'm glad it updates frequently. :)
It was fun, average game now
So, my fiancée and I have been playing this game since December 2019. In January her app updated to the new pieces and it turned a pretty cool game into something I’ll say is average. Now three months later my app updated to the new pieces (I bought the app to avoid the terrible commercials). Now I’m out the money, the relaxing game, and bragging to my fiancée about how the new game wasn’t a ploy by the developers to make more money... this is the first time I’ve had to eat my words to her. She had me write this to tell you all I was wrong, the game was better before. Today will be my last day with this app. Take care developer folks.
I reduced down to two stars after receiving a canned developer response about their feel they need more and more of your money - I paid once and got good - then it was changed to presumably to get more from me. I get that your goal is to maximize your reach in to the pockets of players, but can you look to just make it reasonable and not so greedy - no one likes a greedy game. Just strike a balance at the start and let’s all just get along and have fun!
Love the game...
By Free At Last 1
....but hate all the ads. Would pay for it to get get it add free.
Okay, heard from the developer. You can remove the ads for a payment of $4.99. Well worth it to me. Can play forever with no ads! Life is good!
Looks like I got excited too fast. I paid for the cancellation of the ads on my iPad and expected them to come off my iPhone as well. After all, when you get the app, it shows up on both platforms regardless of which one you ordered it on. Imagine my surprise when I opened the app on my phone and the ads were back. Have written to the developer but if I have to play two times to play without ads, I will cancel the charge with the credit card company and remove the app from my iPad and iPhone. Buyer beware
Okay, I was contacted by someone who explained how to get it ad free on my iPhone and iPad. Very easy to do. So as I said originally, I just love this game!
Was fun but it’s broken
This would be 4-5 stars. I’ve been playing for just a few months now and really enjoyed the challenge. Went to open it the other day after playing already that day and it’s just a blank white screen. No options or way to get out of there except closing the app. It’s a real bummer! I updated the app after that - still a blank screen. Did an iOS update on my phone...still a blank screen. I haven’t deleted and reinstalled the app because I really don’t want to lose all of my progress. But I may have to try that next. What confuses me the most is that there has been no comment from the developers. I’ve seen many other users announcing this problem for days now. If the app developers simply said that they know there is a problem and they working on it, I’d feel better about keeping the app on my phone. But no word at all isn’t the coolest thing. So 5 stars because it WAS great...but for now since I can’t play it - 0 stars. Balancing that out to a 3.
Data Backup Issue
I opened my app to notice my game name was not what it was supposed to be and there was no way to change it or get it back to what it was. So, I uninstalled my app and reinstalled hoping it would help my problem so that when i reopened the app again my name would be correct. Instead, I open it to find that everything I’ve done back to January is just gone, all the data, all my scores, all of the daily challenges I did, everything, like the game hasn’t existed until August. I can’t scroll back to January to redo it all, it won’t go any further than the 1st of August. I’m not sure what happened here, my phone saves my data every time I play, so I’m pretty disappointed that I’ve lost all my progress. I usually like this game, but I’m not sure I even want to play anymore after everything I did just to lose it all, I’ll have to start all over and from August vs. January. 🤦🏻♀️ Of everything, it saved my highest score, but that was all. 🤷🏻♀️
It’s a game that’s relaxing but wait...
By lIlI lIlIlIlI-lIlIl
So I’ve been playing this game for awhile now. Especially through high school and now I actually like it. It’s relaxing, keeps me entertained and I haven’t had any issues with it bug wise. After the new update with achievements it just added onto the game. You don’t have to do the achievements but it also gives you something to do at the same time while playing. I’ve played this game in my high school classes and it’s been good. Although I give five stars I would say ads are kinda annoying. But then again for my personal case just turn on airplane mode and ads are gone. I can still listen to my instrumental music and play with no problem. For an average game that makes you stack and put certain blocks in certain places this game is one I highly recommend to anyone who wants a free but good game.